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Pre-School Media Recommendations: Tips From a Teacher

Ms. Emily is dressed as Piggie and holding Elephant

The following is a  VPM Blog post by Emily Hicks, a preschool teacher in Henrico, Virginia.


Obviously, I love the classics like Where the Wild Things Are, and super popular authors like Mo Willems, but I thought I would include some of my favorite lesser-known titles. It is possible to find some of these stories being read aloud on YouTube. 


  • Bear's Scare by Jacob Grant
  • Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything by Chelsea H. Rowe
  • Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
  • Found by Salina Yoon
  • Hey, Duck! by Carin Bramsen
  • How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere
  • Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Mat De La Peña
  • Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney
  • Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
  • Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
  • Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill
  • Niblet and Ralph by Zachariah Ohora
  • Over and Under series by Kate Messner
  • Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border
  • Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
  • Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
  • The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
  • This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne
  • The Carl Series by Alexandra Day
  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket
  • The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
  • The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati
  • The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
  • The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli 



We all plan on limiting a child's screen time, but things happen. These are strange times and sometimes you and your kid both just need a break. Below are a few of my favorite tv shows for tiny humans.

Instagram Resources

I will often look to Instagram for ideas and inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite kid-friendly accounts:

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